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AS220 Youth presents Futureworlds 3 @ AS220
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
AS220 Youth presents Futureworlds 3 @ AS220 | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The future is now, will you be there?

Join AS220 Youth as they take over AS220’s Empire Street complex on Saturday, September 9th, from 8 – 11 PM, for the third installment of FUTUREWORLDS!

In 2016, Futureworlds: UPRISING, an Afrofuturist hip-hop theatre production, told the story of Sattah X and Jay, two teenagers living in the heart of a dystopian city of Providence who join forces with an underground resistance and lead a revolution against dictator Wallace Fitzgerald, the living embodiment of unbridled capitalist greed and oppression.

September 9th marks LIBERATION! Come celebrate and partake in:

The Dystopian Museum – Take a media/installation tour of AS220 Youth’s studios on the second floor of Empire Street where you can SEE, HEAR and LEARN about the archaic systems of oppression once used to keep society down and under control!

Futureworlds Marketplace – Browse and choose from a dazzling selection of art, apparel, crafts, and other goods all made by youth artists and entrepreneurs and hosted by the AS220 Youth Apparel Design team in the Aborn Room and Psychic Readings space, on the second floor of 95 Empire Street.

Theatre / performance – AS220 Youth Performance Coordinator Vatic Kuumba will be enlivening our Black Box theatre with works created and performed by members of the Youth Live Arts team!

Music – AS220’s Main Stage will pulse all night long with beats from a variety of musical genres and, of course, HIP-HOP, featuring all original material written and performed by AS220 Youth’s performance group ZUKREWE and other young musicians/artists!

Fashion – Harkening back to the first edition of Futureworlds in 2015, the fashion show returns! Featuring brand new styles created by the Apparel Design team and other youth designers.

Food – @AS220 FOO(d) will be open for business, serving a one-time only Futureworlds-themed menu. Get it while you can!

Futureworlds 3: Liberation is open to all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for those 21 and under, and FREE for children aged 5 and under.